25 November 2008
Leading law firms signed legal market code of business ethics

Leading law firms signed legal market code of business ethics. The said document was prepared by the initiative group within the UBA Forum of law firms partners with the support of the President of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

The purpose of the document is to establish unified and transparent principles of business activities on the Ukrainian legal market and clear competition rules. The attendees condemned corruption schemes of business conduct and illegal lobbying of own and clients’ interests in state bodies; the leading law firms also condemned hostile takeovers and undertook to refrain from illegal methods in their work and especially in court processes. In addition to that the parties implemented a single unified policy in issues relating to personnel policy, legal services advertisement and many other burning issues which concern legal market players.

The signatories also undertook to bring other law firms to signing this legal market code of business ethics and employ best efforts to carry out control over their implementation.

The first law firms to sign the document were: Alexandrov & Partners, ANK, Aries, Astatov Lawyers, Konnov & Sozanovsky, Lavrynovych & Partners, Legitymus, Pravochyn, Sergiy Tyurin & Partners, Solodko & Partners, Spenser & Kaufmann, Vaschenko Bugai & Partners, Vitaliy Titich & Partners.